Bulk Pie Crust

Homemade pie crusts are healthier than their commercial alternatives but are time-consuming to make. By making several at a time and freezing the dough, you can have the convenience of prepared crusts without the time investment each time you need one. Freshly ground whole wheat flour may be used in this recipe instead of white flour.

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Bulk Pie Crust


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Ingredients

  • 6 cups flour
  • 1 lb. butter, softened (4 sticks)
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups water

Instructions

Mix flour and salt. Use a fork or pastry cutter to blend in butter until mixture is uniformly crumbly. Add water a little at a time and mix until mixture forms a ball. Add water as necessary to get correct texture.

Divide dough in half, then divide each half into 3 equal parts. Form balls and flatten to freeze. Put in individual quart-sized freezer bags and freeze.

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